ABOUT   te magazine


te是一本关于当代艺术与文化人类学的中英双语年刊。我们每一期会根据特定主题,委托来自不同领域的创作者探讨地域之间的动态文化景观,包括地方社群的文化、语言、思想在当下不断更迭的状态,以及个体叙事如何因社会环境和地缘政治的发展而变动。

te取自闽南语“茶”的发音:[dæ],该音系统佐证了早期全球化的流动轨迹,从泉州港为起点的海上丝绸之路到达欧洲,成为人们熟知的tea。tea的发音在今天依然鲜活,然而我们大多已忘记其词源,也无意追溯它的转化过程。于是,我们期望打造一本具有“流动性”的刊物,流动性代表着当代文化的一种生存状态,也指向联动的实践倾向,我们希望以写作和记录的方式激活这种实践,并在物质发展与文化观念二者的脱节中捕捉藏匿其中的现象,生产出新的话语。


te is an annual bilingual publication on contemporary arts and cultural anthropology. Based on specific themes of each issue, we commission practitioners from different expertise to explore the dynamic cultural landscape between regions. The topics include the fluidity of cultures, languages and ideas in specific communities and the adaptation of individual narratives to the shifting social environment and geopolitics.

te is the Hokkien pronunciation of "tea": [dæ]. The pronunciation provides evidence for early globalisation, embarking from Quanzhou of The Maritime Silk Road to Europe, where te became tea. Although the European pronunciation of tea still prevails, most of us have forgotten its etymology and have no means to trace its evolution. Therefore, we hope to create a publication with fluidity. As a state of the contemporary, fluidity signals a propensity to connect. By capturing the phenomena from the gaps between material development and cultural concepts, we hope to generate new discourses and activate this notion of collectivity.




主编 / EDITORS
Michael Guo & Kechun Qin

平面设计 / GRAPHIC DESIGN
Can Yang



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